Julie Murphy

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MNCS (Accred) Therapist, Wishaw Counselling Service
Available for new clients
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Wishaw, ML2 7LT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Online and Face to Face Therapist Available Throughout The UK

  • Is anxiety an issue that is ruining your life?
  • Do you need help getting your life back on track after a loss of some kind?

These are things that we will all experience at some point in our lives, but when these things become overwhelming, it can be difficult to find a way through them all.

You may have resigned yourself to “this is how things are now” but the good news is that they don’t have to be, and I can help you.

Life can get tough and weigh us down until we can’t seem to find a way out. I can help you make sense of what has happened and then find a way forward. I’ve helped many people just like you. Together we’ll look at what is happening or holding you back and work through this to get you to a place where you’re back in control of your life.

I can work with you for as long as you feel is necessary. Once we finish up, you can always return further down the line if your circumstances change.

So if you’re ready to make those changes and claim back your happiness, get in touch with me today.


I am an online and face-to-face therapist who can help you break through your anxiety.

  • Is anxiety taking over your life and sucking the joy from everything – before, during and after?
  • Are you exhausted from overthinking every little thing?
  • Do you feel like you are losing more of yourself or your confidence daily?
  • Are you feeling trapped by worry?

How would you like to go about your day without getting stuck in your head and overanalysing everything?

I work with people just like you. I help them find ways to work through their anxiety and regain control of their lives.

I can help you realise and tackle any fears that may be getting in the way and help you find a way forward to living the life you want.

Anxiety is a perfectly natural reaction, but when left unchecked, it takes over making your life uncomfortable and you unhappy.

The trouble with anxiety is that it can seep in a little bit more every day. You may not notice it at the time and before you know it, it’s overwhelming and stopping you from living a happy life and getting in the way of your free time, work, relationships and much more.

You don’t have to accept that’s how things are. You can take back control of your life and get back to looking forward to the future rather than worrying about everything.  

If you’ve had enough of feeling anxious and want to live a more balanced, happy life, get in touch today to book a session. I can help you work through any fears you may have and find a way forward to live the happier life you want.


I am an online and face-to-face therapist who helps people move forward from their loss.

  • Do you feel stuck and can’t even begin to imagine how you’ll find a way forward?
  • Do you feel alone, you’ve lost or are losing touch with people in your life?
  • Have you lost your motivation?

We can all feel like this after a loss but when you become stuck in it and can’t seem to move on, it can become an issue by getting in the way and stopping you from living the life you want.

The good news is that things don’t need to stay this way. I’ve worked with many people like you and helped them find a way through their loss and move on.

If you’re ready for a new start and want to find your motivation for life again, contact me now.

What happens next?

You can get in touch with me by calling/texting 07488312784, I’m also on the apps Telegram and WhatsApp. You can email me through this page, I look forward to hearing from you. 


Sessions are available face to face,  by video call or by telephone call. I’ve written in more detail about online sessions on my website with some suggestions (water, privacy, charger, location suggestions). 

If you’ve read all this and I’ve not answered any questions you may still have, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. You can also check out the FAQ page on my website.

It’s always helpful for me to get any questions as I can add them to my website. If you’re asking the question, others will be too.

I always aim to reply to everyone ASAP Monday to Friday. If for whatever reason you haven’t received a reply, check your spam/junk folder and if still no reply, please contact me again as I’d be horrified at the thought of you thinking I’ve ignored you.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have worked in a variety of settings outwith my private practice. My most recent role was working for a charity that specialised in working with survivors of abuse. 

In the years prior to this, I have worked for other charities specialising in areas not limited to

  • Mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, loss & bereavement, relationship breakdowns including separation, betrayal, affairs and divorce, anger management, PTSD, gender dysphoria and sexuality.
  • Moderate to severe mental health issues including psychosis, dissociation, self harm and hearing voices.
  • Various other charities which specialise in working with survivors of sexual abuse and violence.

This experience was gained in various settings

  • July 2017-Present, Wishaw Counselling Service, Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Nov 2021-Oct 2022, Moira Anderson Foundation, Counsellor
  • Jan 2015-Mar 2019, Open Secret, Prison Development Worker/Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Oct 2012-May 2015, Time and Space, Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • July 2013-Mar 2015, SAMH, Time Limited Counsellor/Solution Focused
  • Aug 2010-Oct 2013, Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre, Support worker, Counsellor on leaving
  • Nov 2013-Oct 2013, First Step Counselling Service, Counsellor
  • Aug 2010-May 2011, The Wynd, Counsellor

I also worked as a Support Worker within a relief youth care setting and another charity that supports visually impaired Clients.


  • June 2020, Counselling Tutor, Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Oct 2012 – Jun 2014, Strathclyde University, Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Aug 2010 – May 2011, Motherwell College, HNC in Counselling

Professional & Personal Development Programmes

  • February 2021 David Kessler – Types of Grief, Unattended Grief, Understanding Grief & Healing the 5 Areas of Grief
  • February 2021 Esther Perel – Growing Through Discomfort
  • February 2021 Zero Suicide Alliance – Suicide Awareness Training
  • February 2021 BACP – Working with Complex Grief
  • CAS Centre for Adolescent Studies – Trauma Basics for Youth Workers
  • January 2021 TURAS Learn NHS – Developing Your Trauma Skilled Practice
  • November 2020 Counselling Tutor – Bereavement awareness in Counselling
  • June 2020 Online Events Introduction to Working Online with Couples
  • June 2020 BACP – Working with Bereavement and Complex Grief
  • April 2020 The Foundation for Infant Loss – The Foundation for Infant Loss Training Course
  • April 2020 PESI - Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: Distance Therapy Training (Digital Seminar)
  • April 2020 Online Therapy Institute – Moving Your Practice Online
  • April 2020 The OU & The BACP – How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer
  • March 2020 ACT Counselling Services – Group Therapy
  • January 2020 Carolyn Spring - Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm
  • October 2019 North Lanarkshire Council – Impact of Substance use on Children & Young People
  • October 2019 North Lanarkshire Council – Impact of Paternal Substance Misuse During Pregnancy
  • October 2019 North Lanarkshire Council – Child Sexual Exploitation
  • October 2019 NL CPC - Getting It Right In Child Protection
  • September 2019 North Lanarkshire Child Protection Committee (CPC) - The Impact of Paternal Illness on CYP
  • August 2019 North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) - FGM, Forced Marriage & Honour-Based violence
  • April 2018 BACP - Julia Samuel – Grief works: Stories of life, death and surviving
  • April 2018 Greenwood Events - Counselling Couples and Families: A Person-Centred Approach with Charles O’Leary
  • April 2018 BACP - Working with critical incidents. Prepared not scared; are you ready to respond?
  • November 2017 Open Secret, various speakers - Wellbeing Matters. A Conference Exploring Adverse Life Experiences and the Impact on Wellbeing
  • June 2017 NOTA, Becky Kaufmann, Scottish Trans Alliance - Clinical Forum Sex Offender Practitioner
  • February 2017 Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution – Transforming Conflict, Nurturing Human Relationships
  • August 2016 NOTA, Dr. Chris Irons – Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • January 2016 - Child Protection Training
  • November 2015 - Crisis and Aggression Limitation and Management
  • June 2015 Bluebell PND Service - Understanding Ante/Postnatal Depression/Anxiety
  • March 2015 Strathclyde University - Non-Directive Play Therapy in Action
  • February 2015 Ron Coleman, & David Campbell – Reclaiming our lives: Working with Males who have experienced sexual abuse
  • September 2014 David Murphy - Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship
  • March 2013 Rufus May – How do we heal from experiences that drive us crazy?
  • Jan 2012 – Mar 2012 Motherwell College - National Unit in Clinical Psychology
  • Sept 2010 Motherwell College - Scottish Mental Health First Aid
  • Jan 2010 – Mar 2010 Motherwell College - Introduction to Counselling 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am trained to respond to criticial incidents in the immediate aftermath of the crisis or while it is ongoing.

I work with local businesses to provide counselling to their staff.

I can work with people on a short term basis where the sessions may be limited to a specific amount.
I can also work with people in an open ended manner whereby we work until the client feels ready to finish therapy.

Reintegration after imprisonment

Pet bereavement

Please see my website www.wishawcounsellingservice.co.uk for more information or get in touch with me.

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

Individuals - £50 per 50-minute session.

Please see the following link to book an appointment https://calendly.com/wishawcounsellingservice/50min

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday 10.30-19.00
Tuesday 10.30-19.00
Wednesday 10.30-19.00
Thursday 10.30-15.00

Please check spam/junk if you haven't received a reply, I aim to reply within 24 hours.

Further information

If you have any further questions please see my website for further details or get in touch with me.

If you would like to book a session, please follow the link below


77 Kenilworth Avenue, Wishaw, ML2 7LT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Julie Murphy
Julie Murphy